Two Of Eight Counts Against Ex-CBC 'Q' Host Jian Ghomeshi Dropped
May 12, 2015 at 4:32 PM (PT)
A court in TORONTO withdrew two of the eight charges faced by former CBC RADIO 1 "Q" host JIAN GHOMESHI TODAY (5/12).
The withdrawn charges were both sexual assault allegations, one of which allegedly occurred at the OWEN SOUND SUMMERFOLK festival in 2002 and the other in TORONTO in MAY 2003; the Crown decided that it did not have a reasonable chance of getting a conviction on the charges.
However, GHOMESHI still faces five charges of sexual assault and one of choking. Trial before a judge (no jury) on all but one charge is set for FEBRUARY, with the other sexual assault count tried in JUNE 2016. GHOMESHI remains free on C$100,000 bail and is expected to plead not guilty to all charges.